Dog Days

15 September 2020

There is absolutely loads of research out in the world that clearly shows a link between pet ownership and mental health. The vast majority of it states that owning a pet such as a dog or cat is a good thing for a person’s mental health and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. This popped into my head this morning as I watched the family dogs wander around the garden they love (but treat very badly!) whilst they went about doing the kind of things that dogs do. I am often fascinated by these creatures, fascinated and infuriated … Read more

Anxiety, Social Anxiety or Introversion?

12 March 2019

Another blog! The Guardian website has a lot to answer for!! I read with interest yesterday an article on introversion by a writer who only recognised that they were themselves introverted after many years of … Read more

Depression and Drugs

08 March 2019

Well. I am more surprised than anyone to be writing on here again so soon. My inspiration for todays ‘blog’ is again something that occurred whilst I was lying in bed this morning, minus the … Read more

‘Interesting Times’

07 March 2019

In 1966, the year the English football team lifted proudly the FIFA world cup aloft as they skipped around the Wembley pitch, the American Robert.F.Kennedy (not the ex-president, John, this was his brother who was … Read more